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MAKING INFORMED WILDLAND                  RESTORATION DECISIONS IN THE                   NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST          ...
LANDSCAPESPhoto of Blue Mountains landscape in Eastern Oregon by Miles Hemstrom, USFS-PNW
PARTNERSHIPS•   FEDERAL                             •   UNIVERSITY    • U.S. Forest Service                               ...
JOBSPhoto of some ILAP team members on flanks of Mt. Hood, Oregon by Miles Hemstrom, USFS-PNW
INFORMED RESTORATION DECISIONS
WHAT ARE CURRENT AND FUTURETRENDS IN VEGETATION CONDITIONS?
NORTHWEST LANDSCAPES
SOUTHWEST LANDSCAPES Photo of Arizona’s Chihuahuan Desert landscape by Miles Hemstrom, USFS-PNW
WILL MANAGEMENT MAKE A DIFFERENCE        ON THE LANDSCAPE?
ARE WILDLIFE HABITATS IMPROVED?      Photo of Northern Spotted Owls in Oregon’s Cascade region by James Johnston, INR
IS WILDFIRE RISK REDUCED?Photo of Ponderosa Pine forest with high wildfire risk by Miles Hemstrom, PNW Research Station
ARE REVENUES GENERATED?        Photo of Lumber Mill in Seneca, Oregon by James Johnston, INR
ARE RURAL COMMUNITIES ENHANCED? Photo of Simpson Lumber mill in Shelton, Washington Wikipedia Commons - http://commons.wik...
CAN WE HELP MAKE MORE INFORMED     RESTORATION DECISIONS?
TEAM DYNAMICSScience Delivery   Knowledge Discovery   Decision Support
SCIENCE DELIVERY   Existingvegetation data                     Starting   Potential  vegetation        vegetation         ...
WALL – TO – WALL VEGETATION DATA            For SW region
KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY                                                           Economic     Wildlife                       ...
COMMUNITY IMPACT SCORES                for NW watershedsDISTRESS        CAPACITY              POLICY                      ...
DECISION SUPPORTWildfire-fuel    Wildlife hazards         habitat                                 User                    ...
WATERSHED PRIORITIES                Improved Wildlife Habitats                Positive Community Economics                ...
IMPACTS• Informing Forest Planning• Supporting 2015 Statewide  Assessments• Assisting Collaborative Forest  Landscape Rest...
PROJECT PRODUCTS & ACCESS    www.oregonexplorer.info                              10/18/10
Vision for the Future of ILAPMulti-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer image of the West by NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Teamhttp:...
For more information about the              Integrated Landscape Assessment              Project,              please cont...
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Integrated Landscape Assessment Project Presentation given at the Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Natural Resources R&D Round Table in Washington, D.C. in March 2011. We were selected as one of eight exemplary collaborate research projects in the nation.

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  1. 1. MAKING INFORMED WILDLAND RESTORATION DECISIONS IN THE NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST INTEGRATED LANDSCAPE ASSESSMENT PROJECT www.oregonstate.edu/inr/ilapPresentation byJanine Salwasser, Project CoordinatorAgriculture, Food, Nutrition and Natural Resources R&D Round Table March 15, 2011
  2. 2. LANDSCAPESPhoto of Blue Mountains landscape in Eastern Oregon by Miles Hemstrom, USFS-PNW
  3. 3. PARTNERSHIPS• FEDERAL • UNIVERSITY • U.S. Forest Service • Institute for Natural Resources • PNW Research Station • Oregon State University • Rocky Mountain Research Station • University of Washington • Region 3 • University of New Mexico • Region 6 • NGOs• STATE • The Nature Conservancy • Washington Dept. of Natural • Conservation Biology Institute Resources • Ecosystem Management, Inc. • Oregon Dept. of Forestry • Arizona Division of Forestry • LOCAL GROUPS • Arizona Dept. of Game & Fish • Tapash Collaborative (WA) • New Mexico Division of Forestry • Firescape Group (AZ)
  4. 4. JOBSPhoto of some ILAP team members on flanks of Mt. Hood, Oregon by Miles Hemstrom, USFS-PNW
  5. 5. INFORMED RESTORATION DECISIONS
  6. 6. WHAT ARE CURRENT AND FUTURETRENDS IN VEGETATION CONDITIONS?
  7. 7. NORTHWEST LANDSCAPES
  8. 8. SOUTHWEST LANDSCAPES Photo of Arizona’s Chihuahuan Desert landscape by Miles Hemstrom, USFS-PNW
  9. 9. WILL MANAGEMENT MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON THE LANDSCAPE?
  10. 10. ARE WILDLIFE HABITATS IMPROVED? Photo of Northern Spotted Owls in Oregon’s Cascade region by James Johnston, INR
  11. 11. IS WILDFIRE RISK REDUCED?Photo of Ponderosa Pine forest with high wildfire risk by Miles Hemstrom, PNW Research Station
  12. 12. ARE REVENUES GENERATED? Photo of Lumber Mill in Seneca, Oregon by James Johnston, INR
  13. 13. ARE RURAL COMMUNITIES ENHANCED? Photo of Simpson Lumber mill in Shelton, Washington Wikipedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Simpson_lumber-Shelton_Washington.jpg
  14. 14. CAN WE HELP MAKE MORE INFORMED RESTORATION DECISIONS?
  15. 15. TEAM DYNAMICSScience Delivery Knowledge Discovery Decision Support
  16. 16. SCIENCE DELIVERY Existingvegetation data Starting Potential vegetation vegetation conditions State and Transition Models Ownership Allocations Future vegetation Watershed boundaries conditions HUC 5
  17. 17. WALL – TO – WALL VEGETATION DATA For SW region
  18. 18. KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY Economic Wildlife potential habitats Incorporate management scenarios Fuels Wildlife habitat Fuel treatment economics Community economicsState and Transition Models Community Wildfire-fuel economics hazards Interpretations
  19. 19. COMMUNITY IMPACT SCORES for NW watershedsDISTRESS CAPACITY POLICY IMPACTS Draft outputs DRAFT
  20. 20. DECISION SUPPORTWildfire-fuel Wildlife hazards habitat User Inputs Decision SupportCommunity FuelEconomics Treatment Economics
  21. 21. WATERSHED PRIORITIES Improved Wildlife Habitats Positive Community Economics Positive Treatment Revenues Decreased Fuel Reductions Increased Water Supply
  22. 22. IMPACTS• Informing Forest Planning• Supporting 2015 Statewide Assessments• Assisting Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Groups• Informing Landscape Conservation Collaboratives• Supporting Recovery Planning• Evaluating Proposed Policies
  23. 23. PROJECT PRODUCTS & ACCESS www.oregonexplorer.info 10/18/10
  24. 24. Vision for the Future of ILAPMulti-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer image of the West by NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Teamhttp://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/HPDOCS/misr/misr_html/usa_canada_west.html
  25. 25. For more information about the Integrated Landscape Assessment Project, please contact:Janine Salwasser, project coordinatorjanine.salwasser@oregonstate.edu541.737.9921Miles Hemstrom, Forest Service project leadermhemstrom@fs.fed.us503.808.2006 www.oregonstate.edu/inr/ilapLisa Gaines, project Co-Principal InvestigatorLisa.gaines@oregonstate.edu541-737-1976
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